he still shines like polished steel
trapped under nailed up boards
and barbed wire
he carefully constructed.
sometimes he smiles with empty eyes
and thinks that i don't notice.
i feel his quiet sighs
heavy with every word
he purposely leaves unspoken.
sometimes he shines like the sun at night
and i can see
through cracks in the steel
his heart is completely broken.
© bme 2015